Musically, it often translates into something magical, something that goes deeper than the limitations of the instruments used. With The Veldt, that is no different, even though the songs on this album could be seen as nice and mature pop songs. The band was founded by identical twins Daniel and Danny Chavis from North Carolina (USA). Aided by a number of likeminded musicians, the band is about to unveil this excellent ep, a blend of shoegaze and electronics with a lot of heart and a lot of soul.
The ep opens with the emotional 'Sanctified', which is also the single. For me personally, it isn't the best song on this ep, which actually says a lot about the whole thing. In fact, 'Sanctified' is a very strong song, perfectly suited to be a single but the talents of De Veldt go way deeper. 'In A Quiet Room' and 'The Token' for example are brilliant songs in which Massive Attack meets The Jesus And Mary Chain. Closer 'And It's You' sounds a bit like Tricky covering a gospel song while giving the guitar player carte blanche.
My favorite song on this ep is 'One Day Out Of Life', a Bauhaus meets Slowdive meets Cocteau Twins kind of song which is pretty damn immersive. This really is something for the dark dancefloors, late at night. The whole album is. So yes, I'd like to recommend this to all shoegazers out there, whether you like electronic music or not. This certainly is an interesting trip, quite a psychedelic one too at times.